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Nazi Concentration Camp Footage


Published 1945


FDR Presidential Library

Video 348

Nazi Concentration Camp Footage

U.S. Army. Director George Stevens. As the Allies reached Germany, General Eisenhower ordered George Stevens to film the concentration camps. The camps are filmed and survivors interviewed. This film was evidence at the Nuremburg Trials.



Producer FDR Presidential Library
Language English

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Reviewer: A_Stoddard - - August 10, 2015
Subject: Why this archive exists, and why it matters deeply.
1) This documentary record was ordered by General Eisenhower because he realized that -- without a doubt -- one day there would be systematic attempts to deny this Mass Murder.

2) This was not just Mass Murder, but Genocide on an industrialized scale with industrialized methods.

(The Nazi's first tried shooting thousand by firing squads, then dumping the bodies into mass graves. This wasn't "efficient" enough for the numbers they wished to kill)

3) The importance of archives like this is to remind would-be mass murderers in the present day that no amount of revisionist history will succeed in covering their crimes.

And there is deterrance in this.


THOSE WITH AGENDAS CAN DEPLOY ALL KINDS OF SEMANTIC TACTICS

They can call attention to the yet larger casualties of WWII — both civilian and military. Or the many horrific massacres found in history. While true, this is also diversionary.

They debate the numbers actually killed in the death camps.

But anyone who sees this film understands viscerally -- in their gut -- that this was murder on a massive scale.

GENERAL EISENHOWER WAS A WISE TO HAVE MADE SURE THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WOULD HAVE THIS DOCUMENTARY.




Reviewer: selfimportantdeadhead - - April 3, 2015
Subject: huh?
Sorry Reynaldo but this film and this history is never going to go away. Every new generation must learn what was done to these innocent humans. For it to "wear thin" on you says more about you than it does about these films.
Reviewer: Reynaldo Groid - - February 4, 2014
Subject: Enough Already!
Yes, it is good to keep this sort of thing for historical purposes. Nazis killed my relatives, too. Yes, "Never Again." But when you are bombarded with this sort of thing over and over, again, from the crib to the grave, ad nuaseam, the effect wears off. Frankly, I have no more tears left for these people. Life is tough. People of all kinds have been massacred for thousands of years for bad reasons or no reasons. Enough. I'm moving on.
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